For some patients who are at a high risk of dying on dialysis, conservative management may provide a higher quality of life than renal replacement therapy, with little shortening of life.
Conservative management includes all usual measures to retard progression of renal disease and reduce symptoms, including particularly close attention to diet, and use of erythropoietin and other treatments to reduce symptoms.
- About conservative management for patients (edren/info)
- End stage renal failure (this textbook)
- Choice of RRT for patients (edren/info)